>> aye. >> commissioner hurtado? >> aye. >> commissioner lazarus? >> aye. >> and commissioner honda? >> aye. >> the minutes are approved as written. so then we'll move on to our regular calendar item no. 4 a has been continued and 4b has been continued so we'll move on to item no. 5, this ch is appeal no. 12-129. pierre viping eau versus the department of public works, bureau of urban foresty, subject property at 1901 geary boulevard, protesting the issuance on october 3, 2012 to the recreation and park department of a permit to remove 14 trees. this is dpw order no. 180717, on for hearing today and we would like to hear first from the appellant. >> ladies and gentlemen, good evening. >> sir, did you ask for assisted listening device? we have one available. >> that would be nice.